Botucatu, Brazil: a regional community palliative care model

J Pain Symptom Manage. 2007 May;33(5):651-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2007.02.029.


The Pain Management and Palliative Care Service in the Department of Anesthesia at Botucatu Medical School, UNESP is a pioneer in Brazil. Based on an interdisciplinary team that provides specialized inpatient, ambulatory outpatient, and home care to patients in Botucatu and the surrounding region, the service is also able to provide extensive educational opportunities in pain management and palliative care for medical students, anesthesia residents, practicing anesthetists, and nurses.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brazil
  • Community Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Education, Medical
  • Education, Nursing
  • Humans
  • Pain Management
  • Palliative Care / organization & administration*
  • Regional Medical Programs / organization & administration*